Okay, I was asked by a neighbor to do her son's 1st communion cake. As the weeks have gone on she has changed the cake several time. Last week, she was over and had my son's birthday cake that was WASC with the Fluffy American Buttercream with fresh sliced strawberries/buttercream for the filling. She and her son LOVED it. So she emailed me and said, lets do the same thing except with pound cake. I bake her up a small version to try. She said the cake was very dry. I used a recipe from here that had great reviews. She served the cake cold and her son hated the buttercream. Same exactly recipe, tasted exactly the same. Now she wants a icing that is like Costco's buttercream I don't know what to do. I don't prefer to make a super sweet buttercream. Plus the pound is becoming an issue due to the size of the cake.(full sheet) I'm doing the cake for cost of ingredients only. I have already made all the gumpaste flowers and cross for the cake. Can anyone suggest a pound they use for larger sheets. What type of icing would you use. I suggested that he should try the icing tomorrow with it being room temp. and see if he likes it. With picky 8 yrs olds, you never know what they will want tomorrow. Any suggestions for the cake and icing would be very helpful. I have been doing cakes for over 10 years and I have never had so many issues with a cake before hand. I'm wishing that I would not do it, because I don't want to put my name on a cake that is not what I would normally do for icings. Thanks for listening.
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5/5/12 at 7:20pm